Which Perfume You Should Be Spritzing, Based On Your Personality Type

You already match your shoes to your handbag, so why not match your perfume to your personality?

By Andrea Mew3 min read
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Whether you’re at the perfume counter or scrolling through page upon page of your favorite department store’s online storefront, I’m sure you’ve noticed there’s no shortage of scents to choose from. Instead of taking a shot in the dark, what if you used your Myers-Briggs personality type to inform your fragrance decision? 

A signature scent can be difficult to narrow down, but certain fragrance cues could tie in well with your natural disposition! Keep reading to find out which perfume we think you should be spritzing on the daily based on which of the 16 MBTI personalities you fit into.


Hey, INTJ. You’re a strategic thinker who thoughtfully plans but maintains a bold imagination. You should try KILIAN Paris Angels Share Eau De Parfum! This Allure “Best of Beauty” award winner is warm and spicy, dripping with cognac essences, and is described as a “speakeasy essential.”


Hey, INTP. You’ve got an unquenchable drive to learn and are keen on innovative ways to improve your life. You should try Chanel Chance Eau Tendre Eau de Toilette! This fragrance is light, fresh, and floral. It’s a guaranteed staple in your routine for its classically radiant scent.


Hey INFP. You’re imaginative and introspective, a daydreamer who is compassionate and comforting to those around you. You should try Maison Margiela ‘REPLICA’ Bubble Bath Eau de Toilette! Inspired by the relaxing aura of a hot bath, this fresh floral perfume is delicate, clean, and finishes with subtle coconut notes.



Hey, INFJ. You’re deeply thoughtful, guided by a strong personal compass and a quiet yet inspired inner vision. You should try Jo Malone London Wood Sage & Sea Salt Cologne! This earthy, woody fragrance is reminiscent of waves breaking on a windswept seashore. It has key notes of ambrette seeds, sea salt, and sage.


Hey, ISFJ. You’re hardworking and dedicated to whichever cause you lend your time to, giving needed support and defense to loved ones and beyond. You should try Burberry Brit Eau de Parfum! This warm and sweet perfume has a comforting yet powerful vibe thanks to its key notes of crisp, icy pear, sugared almond, and sensual vanilla.


Hey, ISTJ. Practicality is the name of your game, and your reserved and methodical way of living keeps you grounded and productive. You should try Dolce & Gabbana Light Blue Eau de Toilette! A fresh, feminine fragrance described as capturing “the essence of a sunny South Italian summer,” Light Blue has key notes of citrus, apple, Sicilian cedar, and bamboo.


Hey, ISTP. You’re inquisitive and individualistic, ready to pursue any goal and explore the world with whatever tools are available. You should try Tom Ford Ombré Leather Eau de Parfum! Warm, spicy, and woody, this sensual perfume gets its depth from black leather, patchouli, vetiver, and jasmine flower.


Hey, ISFP. You’re an adventurer who values self-expression and getting the most out of every living moment. You should try Clinique Happy Eau de Parfum! This fresh, uplifting fragrance leads with ruby red grapefruit but stays soft and sensual with boysenberry bush flower and Hawaiian wedding flower.


Hey, ESFP. You’re a social butterfly and natural-born entertainer who gleans pleasure from the party and has a keen eye for fashion. You should try Dior Miss Dior Eau de Parfum! A warm floral perfume that exudes “joie de vivre,” this fragrance is likened to an awakening bouquet because of its key notes such as lily-of-the-valley, centifolia rose, spicy peony, and soft musk.


Hey, ESTP. You’re daring and entrepreneurial, always up for a challenge with bright and blunt energy. You should try Carolina Herrera Very Good Girl Eau de Parfum! Playful yet seductive, this bold perfume gets its fruity floral scents from redcurrant, lychee, rose, vetiver, and vanilla.


Hey, ESTJ. You’re everyone’s go-to for guidance and order, leading by example with sensible judgment and strong moral values. You should try Versace Eros Pour Femme Eau de Parfum! Donatella Versace called it the “ultimate in power and seduction” because this fragrance exudes primal passion through bergamot, jasmine, sandalwood, and lemon.


Hey, ESFJ. You’re known for bright, positive energy that keeps you engaged in your community and leading your social pack. You should try Gucci Flora Gorgeous Gardenia Eau de Parfum! This Allure “Best of Beauty” winner is a cheerful, free-spirited floral fragrance with key notes of pear, white gardenia, and brown sugar.


Hey, ENFJ. Your warmth and charisma are magnetic, inspiring those around you to live by your strong values and vibrant drive. You should try Juliette Has a Gun MMMM… Eau de Parfum! This seductive yet elegant fragrance gets its iconic scent from neroli, vanilla, raspberry, sandalwood, and jasmine.


Hey, ENTJ. You’re a natural-born leader whose bold imagination lets you dream big…and manifest it into reality. You should try Yves Saint Laurent Libre Le Parfum! This warm floral scent has a unique layer of spice from saffron and is described by YSL as being “amber colored flowers of fire.”


Hey, ENTP. You’re ready to challenge the status quo and let your smart curiosity take the lead. You should try Mugler’s Alien Goddess Eau de Parfum Intense! This luxurious, powerful perfume boasts the “vision of magnetic femininity” with its warm florals and sweet vanilla bourbon notes.


Hey, ENFP. Your heart aches for positive change, and you intend to make it happen with unmatchable vibrancy and enthusiasm. You should try Valentino Donna Born in Roma Eau de Parfum! With inspiration from edgy Italian haute couture, this warm floral fragrance has notes of blackcurrant, jasmine flowers, and bourbon vanilla.

Closing Thoughts

Finding a go-to perfume could be your next move in leveling up your confidence! Our brains are wired to link scents directly to emotions and allow others to impart a personal brand on their vision of you. You likely already dress to match your personality, so perhaps it’s about time to get a bit analytical and consider using your personality type to inform what that signature perfume is for you.

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